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Hamish Young

Tenkara..... any forum experience?
« on: February 14, 2019, 20:52:14 PM »
So somehow I ended up returning to the Highlands from the BFFI with not one but two Tenkara rods.
I am intrigued.
Not by how I ended up with two rods - that's a long story for another day - but by the whole method. I've not tried it and if I'm honest I've paid it scant notice beyond flicking through various articles and thinking 'fad'. OK, as I now own two Tenkara rods.... probably best learn some more. This just got real  :z4

Sure, I get that there's no casting as such, the rods are telescopic and the flies are typically dries or semi dries - so sounds a lot like dapping, but without the complication of a blow line, a reel and other irritating bits of kit  :wink  Bit like pole fishing maybe, but with a fly rather than bait.
I am immediately struck with the thought that I really wouldn't want to connect with anything 'large' using this kit, but I'm prepared to experiment :wink
So, do we have any forum members who would care to reveal their secrets to the art of Tenkara :?
Any Tenkara pros :?
H
“When tired at last, he sat on the bank, while the river still chattered on to him, a babbling procession of the best stories in the world, sent from the heart of the earth to be told at last to the insatiable sea.”

Derek Roxborough

Re: Tenkara..... any forum experience?
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2019, 13:36:55 PM »
I have a tenkara  type rod but limited knowledge, I have used it and caught a 6 oz BT, using a section of fly line, and a sort of roll cast/flick,I was using a semi wet fly, I put it away after that ,  :X2, Derek Roxborough

Robert Anderson

Re: Tenkara..... any forum experience?
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2019, 13:54:11 PM »
I have a so far unused Tenkara rod. Watched a few videos and it seems that if you hook something large, you throw the rod in and follow it until it stops. Then you go wading or swimming.

Hamish Young

Re: Tenkara..... any forum experience?
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2019, 18:19:08 PM »
I have a so far unused Tenkara rod. Watched a few videos and it seems that if you hook something large, you throw the rod in and follow it until it stops. Then you go wading or swimming.
  :z13 Have to say I have come to a similar conclusion...... part of a get fit programme perhaps :? Tankara callisthenics  :z17  :wink
“When tired at last, he sat on the bank, while the river still chattered on to him, a babbling procession of the best stories in the world, sent from the heart of the earth to be told at last to the insatiable sea.”

Iain Cameron

Re: Tenkara..... any forum experience?
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2019, 07:29:29 AM »
Hi Hamish,


I bought one a few years back. Thought it would be useful, or at least fun. Basically it sits unused in the cupboard. I routinely take it with me in the boot of the car, thinking I will find a use for it... but rarely do. On plus side, it is telescopically small


If you are nymphing small streams, it is nice because it is super light. Have half heartedly given it a swish on the river, when no one was around cos it felt a bit dirty.... but couldn’t see it ever being a replacement for my usual rod n reel.


Cheers,I

James Laraway

Re: Tenkara..... any forum experience?
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2019, 08:21:21 AM »
There is NO fear of Hamish having that issue...🤣


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I have a so far unused Tenkara rod. Watched a few videos and it seems that if you hook something large, you throw the rod in and follow it until it stops. Then you go wading or swimming.
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